3) Removes Bad Cholesterol
High cholesterol levels in the body have a direct correlation with plaque buildup in blood vessels. When plaque becomes too dense, it can easily block a vessel, leading to a number of heart related conditions.
The soluble fiber in oatmeal is helpful in letting the intestinal tract trap substance associated with blood cholesterol. In this respect, oatmeal contains a specific type of fiber known as beta-glucan that has been studied to have beneficial effects on cholesterol levels.